The Herd: New hires, promotions and departures for 7.12.11

Hires/Promotions

Law
Warren David Harless has been elected president of the Virginia State Bar. He will serve for a year, then succeed George Warren Shanks for the 2012-13 term. Harless is a partner at Christian & Barton. He attended law school at the University of Virginia and the University of Kentucky as an undergraduate.

Kathryn Ramey Montgomery has been promoted to deputy bar counsel for the Virginia State Bar. Montgomery has been an assistant bar counsel for the VSB since 2003. She attended the University of Virginia for law school and as an undergraduate. She succeeds Harry M. Hirsch who retired in June.

Banking
Suzanne McCusty joined Xenith Bank as treasury products manager. Most recently, she was with RWC Consulting working on the integration of Wells Fargo and Wachovia.

Finance
Stephanie L. Bednar has been promoted to associate vice president, executive administration at Davenport & Company. She has been with Davenport since 2006. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University.

Kevin C. Bennett has been promoted to associate vice president, equity research at Davenport & Company. He has been with Davenport since 2007. Bennett attended Virginia Tech.

Kimberly A. Blanchard has been promoted associate vice president, Richmond sales at Davenport & Company. She has been with Davenport since 1998.  Blanchard attended from Radford University.

Colleen M. Carter has been promoted associate vice president, marketing at Davenport & Company. She has been with Davenport since 2006. Carter attended the University of Virginia.

Elizabeth B. Deaderick has been promoted associate vice president, branch administration at Davenport & Company. Deaderick has been with Davenport since 2006. She attended  James Madison University.

John Francis Eckler III has been promoted associate vice president, training & sales resources at Davenport & Company. Eckler has been with Davenport since 2001.

Lauren Clark Jones has been promoted to associate vice president, corporate finance at Davenport & Company. She has been with Davenport since 2008. Jones attended James Madison University.

Anne J. Lesko has been promoted to associate vice president, human resources at Davenport & Company. She has been with Davenport since 2005. Lesko attended Hollins University.

Charles Clement Teden, has been promoted to associate vice president, business development at Davenport & Company. Teden has been with Davenport since 2008. He attended Hampden-Sydney College.

Jane Cronly Thompson has been promoted to associate vice president, Richmond sales at Davenport & Company. She has been employed at Davenport since 2001. Thompson attended Salem College.

Bonnie Darlene Tinsley has been promoted to associate vice president, asset management at Davenport & Company. She has been with Davenport since 1995. Tinsley attended Bluefield College.

Virginia Burn Wortham has been promoted associate vice president, executive administration at Davenport & Company. Wortham has been with Davenport since 2007. Wortham attended Washington and Lee University.

Wealth Management
Brad Cain joined Cary Street Partners as an analyst in the investment banking division.  Cain attended University of Virginia.

Brokerage
T. Kelley Millet joined Cortview Capital Holdings as chief executive officer. Millet most recently was president of MarketAxess.

Media
David Hamlin joined the Chesterfield Observer as news editor. Hamlin was previously an editor at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Charlottesville Daily Progress and the Loudoun Times-Mirror. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University.

Sports/Entertainment
Dennis Bickmeier joined Richmond International Speedway as president. Bickmeier has been serving as vice president of consumer sales and marketing for Michigan International Speedway. He succeeds Doug Fritz, who recently resigned. Bickmeier attended Ohio University.

Associations
Rocio G. Watson joined World Pediatric Project as director of the U.S. Referral Program. She was formerly executive director of the Women’s Transitional Living Center in California.

Boards
The following have been elected to the VCU Board of Visitors:

Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president, and CEO of Dominion. Farrell is chair of the Governor’s Commission on Higher Education Reform and served previously as rector of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors. Farrell also is a trustee of the VCU School of Engineering Foundation.

William Royall, Jr., a VCU alumnus, co-founded and serves as chairman of Royall & Company. He has been an adviser to the VCU Interactive Marketing Institute and is a former member of the George Mason University board.

Sudhakar Shenoy is founder, chairman, and CEO of IMC and recently was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in the Washington, D.C., high-tech industry. He is founding co-chair of the Indian American Republican Council and previously served on the George Mason University board.

Jacquelyn Stone, partner at McGuireWoods is chair of the firm’s hiring committee and serves on the firm’s diversity committee. She also has served on several boards, including the Science Museum of Virginia and the State Council of Higher Education.

The following have been elected to the Richmond Symphony board of directors for 2011-12:

John W. Braymer, chair
Jose Luis Murillo, immediate past chair
Philip H. Bennett, vice-chair
Anne Kenny-Urban, secretary
Mark Wickersham, treasurer
Stuart Blain, Union First Market Bank
Rebecca Horner, Community Volunteer
Joanne Katsantonis, McGuireWoods
George Mahoney, Media General
Patrick McNulty, Harris Williams
Pia Sexton Steinbrugge, Community Volunteer
Carroll Swenson, Wachovia

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